# Simply Cryptic #4

No back story, no setting, no theme, simply a cryptic clue to solve:

Easy, he finishes walking strange, strangely.

Since cryptic clues traditionally indicate the number of letters in the solution, I'll provide that as a hint:

(6)

After some feedback on my previous questions, hopefully this is a little better. However, criticism is still welcome.

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it's

SIMPLE

because

he finishes = e + walking strange = limps; strangely = anagram
easy is the definition

• TIL you cannot start an answer with the word "ha."
– Will
Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:24
• i don't get it .. "e + .." why? Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:28
• @lois6b, the "finish" of "he" is "e" Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:35
• Hmmm. "He finishes" isn't quite the same as "finish of 'he'", is it? The adjectival use of "he" is okay I guess but finishes is a plural and therefore should mean more than one letter or one letter each from several words. And "walking strange" can't be "limps", it can only be something like "limping". Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 11:44
• There's a general rule in cryptic crosswords that you must supply the letters to be anagrammed, not give clues to them. So you could have "Limps strangely on end of toe -- easy", which supplies all the letters needed. ("On" only works if this is a down clue.) Commented Sep 14, 2016 at 12:16